I no longer use containers to store leftovers. I just got tired of cleaning them. Since I cook every meal – I had plenty of icky containers to clean. It would have helped if we were better about eating leftovers – recently we have been better so less is tossed and less grows!
Instead of using containers, I use bags. I buy my bags in bulk. Ziploc has a commercial box of 250 bags gallon size double zip bags (about $21.00) and they last well over a year. I know it has cost me more than twenty one dollars a year washing all those containers! I use the bags for everything, liquids as well – using quality bags ensures they will not break. Just be sure the contents is cooled – warm is ok.
I use an empty three pound coffee can to “stand” the bag. You can cover the can with paper, fabric, contact paper, etc. to match your décor. Leave it in a place handy for everyday use.
I used to dread finding room for all the leftovers after holiday meals but not anymore. This storage method for leftovers makes cleaning the fridge a breeze and I tossed those hard to store containers which take up so much cabinet room.
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